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Data Strategy Success through EA Collaboration

Join our recording from the 2021 Federal Data Strategy Conference hosted by Digital Government Institute (DGI) with Software AG Government Solutions’ Mark Steinbacher and you will see how collaborating with EA significantly increases the likelihood of a successful Data Strategy realization.

Organizations across industries and the government have recognized that information is the “life-blood” of a successful enterprise and are mobilizing to truly treat data as an asset to ensure that success. Most organizations begin by defining a Data Strategy (DS) and then initiating organizational and operational change efforts to change the behavior toward their data. This is often where challenges surface due to not accounting for the myriad perspectives and dimensions that make up the complex enterprise eco-system. This is where Enterprise Architecture (EA) can help.

Some highlights of the webinar include:
• The role and purpose of a Data Strategy
• How a Data Strategy aligns to the EA mission
• How collaborating with EA yields benefits
• How NOT collaborating with EA could result in higher costs and lower realization success
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